Children in the fourth and fifth grades can ski or snowboard at 22 Pennsylvania resorts with the purchase of a $15 Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association's Snowpass booklet. Residency in the state is not required.

The Snowpass booklet offers one complimentary Learn to Ski/Snowboard Package (beginner lift ticket, rental equipment, and lesson voucher) and three complimentary child's day lift tickets to each of the areas involved. The deal is good if a child is accompanied by a paying adult. and the booklet costs $15.       

Last season, more than 9,000 youths participated  

PSAA President Gregg Confer said, "We feel that fourth- and fifth-graders are at a perfect age to want to accelerate downhill skills. Their excitement and enthusiasm is dramatic" 

Confer said the goal is to provide an affordable way to introduce youngsters to the sports of skiing and snowboarding and create lifelong participants. 

"We want to remind families that spending time together in the mountains is healthy and fun. It's a great alternative to television and video games," he said.

Glenn Kirby, parent of one fourth-grader, said, "We think it is a great program. Without the Snowpass, we wouldn't have gone snowboarding at all last winter.  We are looking forward already to this year as well as when my first-grader is a fourth-grader." 

Applications need to be accompanied by valid report cards.

Download an applicaton or get more information. Or call 570-443-0963